Friday, September 9, 2011

New boots! The search is over.

BOOTS: Franco Sarto Women's Rivoli Boot, sz. 5 (buy here)
: H&M, sz.2
Jeans: LOFT, sz. 00P
Scarf: Francesca's Collections
Bag: Dooney & Bourke

Yes! Despite having skinny calves, extremely picky tastes and an unpopular shoe size, I managed to find my perfect pair of boots.

The leather is soft and a lovely tan color, and a much better option than suede (my black boots are suede and ALWAYS dirty!). I love that the slight heel doesn't make the annoying "click-clack" noise that some boots make, and that there is a zipper in the back for easy pull-on/off convenience. 

Trying to find a size 5 pair of tan leather riding boots that would look decent on my skinny calves wasn't easy. Most boots have at least a 15" circumference, and my calves are a scrawny 12". Imagine my luck when I found this pair, which have a narrow 14" circumference! Not narrow enough, mind you, but narrow enough to not look ridiculous. My trick?

Leg warmers. Adding a pair of these under my boots fills out the shaft just enough to prevent the leather from bagging around my ankles, and also fills out the top part of the boot nicely. (If you have extremely scrawny ankles like I do, I recommend tucking most of the fabric down around your ankles and the tops of your feet). IMHO, I believe that using this trick is the best bet for skinny-calved ladies, and that it's not worth paying hundreds more dollars to have custom-made boots, especially after Kelly's lukewarm review of the (only?) petite-friendly boot company DuoBoots.

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I am super excited that boot season is nearly upon us- can't wait to wear these everywhere! I'm particularly looking forward to wearing them around Boston and its suburbs, which is where I'm headed in a few weeks for my 21st birthday. My mom and I will be checking out Boston College- my absolute #1 choice for graduate school- and I couldn't be more excited!

More on that soon.


Stacey said...

Wow they look really good! Congrats! Skinny calves sounds like a hassle. :/

Raulston said...
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Raulston said...

The boots are exceptional. I really do think you will absolutely relish BU and who could say no to Boston!

Cee said...

YAY! I'm so excited you found the perfect pair of boots! I remember your quest from the AN forum. The leather is absolutely drool-worthy. I'm sure you'll wear them well all throughout the fall!

Kate said...

Adorable outfit! Love those boots. I have a similar pair from J.Crew

Christine said...

So happy to hear about this! I actually have super-skinny calves as well (I've got 11.5" circumference going on here) so I know how it feels. Those look fantastic!

Katrine said...

Can you say if the colour of these boots is the same than Mulberry bags in oak leather?

The Rules Revisited said...

That is a hot look (top pic)

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